Picks and Pans Review: The Big Salaries
THE BIG WATCH
Here's a rundown of times each day with lists of the finals expected to fall into prime time. The basic daily schedule: 7-10 a.m., 4-5 p.m., 7:30-midnight and 12:30-2:30 a.m. (All times are ET. Except for the first and last day, the nightly show will nor be tape-delayed. So live coverage beginning nightly at 7:30 ET will begin at 6:30 CT, 5:30 MT and 4:30 PT. Ditto for late-night coverage starting at 12:30 a.m. in the East and 9:30 p.m. in the West. So, as usual, Californians will look healthier and happier than New Yorkers.)
Fri., Sept. 16: 8 p.m.-midnight—Opening.
Sat., Sept. 17: 4-7 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-midnight, 12:30-2:30 a.m.—Women's platform diving.
Sun., Sept. 18: 8 a.m.-noon, 4-7 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-midnight, 12:30-2:30 a.m.—Some swimming finals.
Mon., Sept. 19: daily schedule—Men's springboard.
Tues., Sept. 20: daily schedule—More swimming finals.
Wed., Sept. 21: daily schedule—Men's all-around gymnastics.
Thurs., Sept. 22: daily schedule—Women's all-around gymnastics, women's marathon.
Fri., Sept. 23: daily schedule—Men's 100-meter run, men's gymnastics (individual apparatus finals) and some rowing finals.
Sat., Sept. 24: noon-1 p.m., 4-7 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-midnight, 12:30-2:30 a.m.—Women's gymnastics (individual apparatus finals), men's 400-meter hurdles, women's 100-meter run, women's springboard and more rowing.
Sun., Sept. 25: 8 a.m.-noon, 4-7 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-midnight, 12:30-2:30 a.m.—Men's and women's 800-meter runs and women's cycling road race.
Mon., Sept. 26: daily schedule—Men's platform diving and men's cycling road race.
Tues., Sept. 27: daily schedule—Men's 400-meter, team equestrian jumping, plus day one of the decathlon.
Wed., Sept. 28: daily schedule—Super-heavyweight weightlifting, women's basketball plus day two of the decathlon.
Thurs., Sept. 29: daily schedule—Men's basketball, men's singles tennis, some canoeing finals, plus (hold on to your noseclips!) the solo finals for synchronized swimming.
Fri., Sept. 30: daily schedule—Lots of track finals, women's singles tennis, some boxing finals and more canoeing.
Sat., Oct. 1: noon-1 p.m., 4-7 p.m., 7:30 p.m.-midnight, 12:30-2:30 a.m.—Equestrian jumping, men's volleyball and more boxing.
Sun., Oct. 2: 8 a.m.-noon, 7-11 p.m.—Closing ceremonies.